SBBOT has a long history of talks, lectures and courses offered to the public on anything and everything linked to nature and our enjoyment of it. See, for example, our Thursday courses, as well as the programmes below available through zoom.

Wednesday Evening Zoom Courses

Autumn Programme

Enjoy learning about birds on zoom from the comfort of your own home

John Buckingham will be running a 10-week course, split into two halves, with the working title of “Discovering British Birds: a simple guide to their biology and ecology”.

Topics will include Identification, Movements & Migration, Food, Feeding & the Breeding Cycle.  All illustrated as usual with top quality images, maps and study material.

The First half of the course will run from 7.00p to 8.45pm

September 28th

October 5th

(please note there will be no lecture on the 12th as we will have a break)

October 19th

October 26th

November 2nd

The second half of the course runs

November 9th

November 16th

November 23rd

November 30th

December 7th

Bookings are to be made for each half of course.

All lectures will be held on Zoom

All photographs ©John Buckingham

The charge will be £5 for each evening or £20 for each half of the course

If you can not watch live, a few days after each session recordings will be sent to all participants who have purchased a ticket (as long as there are no technical issues).

Bookings are to be made through Ticket Tailor click below



Broaden your knowledge of the natural world with SBBOT's friendly and knowledgeable team.

The Sandwich Bay area bears the following national and international nature conservation designations: SSSI, SAC, SPA and RAMSAR.

The Bird Observatory is the perfect place to get up close and personal to the area's fauna and flora, whilst also offering comfortable accommodation.

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